April 16, 2024

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Simple Ways to Make Your Groceries Last

One of the biggest expenses you probably have in your home after rent or mortgage payments, is your grocery bill. At the moment I’m focusing my energy on how I can best stretch out my groceries, so that they last longer and I spend less overall. There are a few simple changes you can make to your shopping and eating habits that can make a huge difference to your monthly costs, without compromising quality or your help. Keep reading to learn my simple ways to make your groceries last.

Don’t Use Full Servings of Meat
When you buy chicken or meat, they tend to come in packages around 1lb. Depending on the size of your family, you might be used to using two packs to make a meal. One of the best hacks I have for making your groceries last is to reduce the amount of meat you’re using in a meal. If you usually use a whole lb per meal, why not try using half and substituting in some vegetables to bulk up the meal. This can be a great way to reduce your grocery bill costs, but it also is a healthier choice for you and the environment. Choose produce that are higher in proteins, such as beans where appropriate to keep the nutritional value of the meal high. Interested in learning more about produce? Take a look at PASC.

Buy What’s On Special
Take a good look at what’s special and make your shopping choice around that. This will often mean following the seasons for fruits and vegetables which has tons of benefits, not only being more affordable. For one, it will mean you’re buying the freshest fruits and vegetables, because when you buy off season produce it tends to be imported and more expensive. This can also mean that the produce is actually quite old and has been kept artificially fresh with fridges or other methods. When you buy in season and what’s on special, it tends to be fresher so will also last longer which is a great bonus.

Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods are more expensive generally than fresh products. So if it comes in a package, it’s probably going to cost more than a bunch of bananas for example. Of course this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy any processed foods, but focus more on fresh and nutritious items and your grocery bill will be substantially less expensive. This will mean you’ll have more to spend and can get more for your bank, allowing your groceries to last you longer. If you’re looking for a considerable boost to your nutrition, check out this Green Press juice that’s not only delicious but extremely nutritious.

Making your groceries last is a great way to save money, but also ensures that you’re eating well and making the most of what you have in your fridge. I hope these simple ways to make your groceries last inspires you.